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NEWS - News of the Lodges

BOOK FAIR

Henri Jones - Brussels

Article by Joëlle Perelberg (translation Aline Brandon)

News 01.13e

H.E. Mr Jacques Revah, Israeli Ambassador in Brussels and Ms. Revah, Mr Gregory Berkowitsch

In collaboration with the European Sephardic Institute, the Henri Jones Lodge in Brussels organised a "Book Fair » on November 25th, 2012, with the profit for Meir Panim, a charitable organisation for needy children.The Fair took place in the prestigious premises of the Art & Glass Gallery, Place du Grand Sablon, kindly offered to the organisers by its Director, Mr. Gregory Berkowitsch. Surrounded by a beautiful collection of paintings by Calder, Magritte, Delvaux, Picasso, Folon, Chilida etc. and by some exceptional pieces of glass and crystal, 25 French and Belgian writers, including Rabbi Guigui, Chief Rabbi of Belgium, presented their books. Such a Fair is an opportunity for the public to meet and discuss with the authors, buying their books while doing a « mitswa », since the profits were earmarked for this charity. The contribution of the well-known bookshop "Filigranes" greatly helped the success of the sales. About 500 visitors came to the event to meet the authors of books on many subjects such as Judaism, Israel, history, novels and contemporary poetry. Notable visitors to the Fair were H.E. Mr. Revah, Israeli Ambassador to Belgium and his wife as well as Baron Julien Klener, President of the Belgian Jewish Council.

The success of this venture will allow for a significant contribution to be made in favour of needy children in Israel.